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per·so·na

 (pər-sō′nə)
n.
1. pl. personas The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.
2. pl. per·so·nas or per·so·nae (-nē) The character represented by the voice of the speaker or narrator in a literary work.
3. personae The characters in a dramatic or literary work.

[Latin persōna; see person.]

persona

(pɜːˈsəʊnə)
n, pl -nae (-niː)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (often plural) a character in a play, novel, etc
2. an assumed identity or character
3. (Psychology) (in Jungian psychology) the mechanism that conceals a person's true thoughts and feelings, esp in his adaptation to the outside world
[Latin: mask]

per•so•na

(pərˈsoʊ nə)

n., pl. -nae (-nē), -nas.
1. Often, personae. a character in a fictional literary work.
2. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the public role or personality a person assumes or is perceived to assume (contrasted with anima).
[1905–10; < Latin persōna mask, character]
anima, persona - Anima is Carl Jung's term for the inner part of the personality, or character, as opposed to the persona, or outer part.
See also related terms for personality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.persona - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
personation, portrayal, characterization, enactment - acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
bit part, minor role - a small role
heavy - a serious (or tragic) role in a play
hero - the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
ingenue - the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
name part, title role - the role of the character after whom the play is named
heroine - the main good female character in a work of fiction
baddie, villain - the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
2.persona - (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
Carl Gustav Jung, Carl Jung, Jung - Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)

persona

noun personality, part, face, front, role, character, mask, façade, public face, assumed role the contradictions between her private life and her public persona

persona

noun
A person portrayed in fiction or drama:
Translations

persona

[pɜːˈsəʊnə] N (personae (pl)) [pɜːˈsəʊnaɪ]
1. (= character) → personaje m
2. (= image) → imagen f
3. persona gratapersona f grata
persona non gratapersona f no grata

persona

[pərˈsəʊnə] n (= image) → personnage m
public persona → personne publique
to take on a new persona → se créer un nouveau personnage

persona

n pl <-e> (Psych) → Persona f; persona grata (Jur) → Persona grata f; persona non grata (Jur, fig) → Persona non grata f

per·so·na

n. persona, personalidad adoptada que encubre la verdadera.
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A single glance satisfied her that the White Worm in PROPRIA PERSONA was not visible.
His manners and his speech were alike reserved, his air of breeding was apparent, but he had not the natural ease or charm which was making Granet, even in those few minutes, persona grata with Geraldine's mother and a little circle of newly-arrived guests.
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Instead, she describes the women who pass before her, presenting the reader with a portrait of her person as well as her persona (both of which are needed to translate fully the Spanish "persona"): a contemporary black Cuban woman with "a long origin," whose roots are in the subjugation suffered by the slaves brought to Cuba from Africa and in the oppression that the islanders suffered under Spanish colonialism.